Gen 15:1 After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”
God did not stop with fear; He also gave reassurance.
“I am your shield!”
A shield is used for protection and in this case it’s very appropriate since it may be an armed adversary is Abram’s concern.
You can take God at His word – it is proven protection. Ps 18:30-As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
His word is pure protection. Prov 30:5-Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
And His word is powerful protection. Eph 6:16-above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
God is your protection also. I’m sure Abram isn’t going to run over to the other kings and taunt them with a “Na-na-na, you can’t get me!”
God’s protection comes with your responsibility to be where God wants you and doing what He has asked of you.
Abba Father, I feel Your shield of protection everyday as it guards my mind and heart. YES&AMEN